Created by Nickantony Quach, the video series NDBaker93 has been a daily show on the YouTube channel Ri4CTV since the release of its debut episode the 5th of October, 2019. The appearance of this series marks the time when Ri4CTV is no longer a one-man show. The second man is Norman D. Baker, the first co-host of the show whose name is derived from his personal email address. | Who is Norm?
About Season 1
The first scene from Episode 1 in Season 1 captures the first encounter (9/20/2019) between Nick and Norm when he and his cousin rode their BMX to the so-called Trinity Skatepark, formally known as, Adrian Hall Skate Park, in Providence. At the time, neither Norm nor Nick realized that they have Jairson Ascencao as their mutual friend. | Who is Jairson?
Fully released by 10/29/2019, the first season of NDBaker93 introduces viewers to Norm. During the first ten episodes, Norm gets to know more about Rhode Island Foresight Television (Ri4CTV) in the same conversation with Nick who is most of the time standing off screen. After the tenth episode, viewers get to know more about Norm and witness the on-camera, in-reality development of his personal character. The series thereby introduces viewers to both Thumoslang, the nomenclature for social life, and Providence Haven, a local impromptu music group. Norm and Nick met one another the second time during the first Haven gathering, which took place on the first of October. Part of it is captured by the video, “Providence Haven – The First Event”, which is Episode 22 in Season 1 of NDBaker93. | Watch the video | Season 1 Thumbnail Images | Tell me more about Season 1
About Season 2
Fully released by 11/22/2019, Season 2 introduces Jairson as the second co-host of NDBaker93. It also introduces Elias Turner. They are co-organizers of the impromptu music group Providence Haven. Elias, Jairson, Norm and Nick all four first met one another during the first Haven gathering. Five weeks later, on 2019 Election Day, the four signed their first business partnership agreement and started to work as one: #We4inPVD. This is highlighted by the final episode, We 4 in PVD, in Season 2. The agreement is basically a simple list of seven core values, one of which is Thumoslang. | What is Thumoslang?
Irregular Release Schedules
Episodes in Season 3, Season 4, and Season 5 of NDBaker93 are not released according to the daily schedule as adopted by the first two seasons. Thumoslang is so influential to all in We4inPVD that Season 3 and Season 5 are dedicated to the seriousness of Thumoslang. Release schedules for Season 3 and Season 4 do not follow any regular pattern. Episodes in Season 4 are released immediately. Episodes in Season 5 are released weekly in March and April 2020.
About Season 3
Only video singles with serious Thumoslang content would be placed in Season 3. As of this writing, Season 3 has only two episodes, the first of which is the, “Video Letter to Lucia”, from Jairson. Already released, it explains how Thumoslang helped him heal the relationship with his mother. Soon to be released, the second episode, “For Real”, captures his experience while talking to his mentor, Nick.
About Season 4
Season 4 is reserved for episodes which must be immediately or urgently released. The third and fourth episodes, by the way, introduce viewers to The CaribouPVD Yearly Interschool Project for High School Students. The project is explained by the first issue, Issue 1A, of the CaribouPVD Project Newsletter, which is published as Page 20 of the Caribou Online Book.
About Season 5
The actual title for the first season is simply NDBaker93. The actual title for seasons 2, 3, 4 and 6 are NDBaker93 Season X, where X is the season number. The actual tittle for Season 5 is, “NDBaker93 S5 Thumoslang103”, because it is also known as the YouTube series Thumoslang103.
The power of Thumoslang is well demonstrated by the YouTube series Thumoslang101, which captures the three-hour conversation between Ifeanyi Onyekaba and Nick in late August 2019. It’s the conversation that changes the world. This is later confirmed by Jairson over 21 videos in the YouTube series Thumoslang102.
About Season 6
Season 6 picks up the daily schedule where Season 2 left off. Within the first seven episodes, Elias Turner, Jairson Ascencao, Norman D. Baker, and Nickantony Quach are all re-introduced. The sixth season marks the start of our CaribouPVD Project, which acts as our outreach program. Through the first episode, our daily show NDBaker93 presents Alec Mustafayev. His participation represents the first result derived from our outreach program. | Tell me more
NDBaker93 Video Library
The following are taken from the online book, Ri4CTV Journey.
- What is NDBaker93? | 10/14
- Why NDBaker93? | 10/19
- About Season 1 of NDBaker93 | 10/20
- Origin of NDBaker93 | 10/21
- NDBaker93 First Trailer | 10/29
The following are taken from the online book, The Story of Providence Haven.
- The Story of NDBaker93 | 10/26
- The First Five Seasons | 10/27
- NDBaker93 Related to Haven? | 10/31
- NDBaker93 Season 2 Finale: “We 4 in PVD” | 11/15
The following are taken from the online book Caribou.